Those who are intimately involved in opposing/fighting Islamist governance in all its perpetually metastasizing formats, from the savage Islamist fascists ruling over Iran to the equally savage ISI who are well on their way to be stamped out, know the imperative role misogyny plays in all of them.
In other words; once you take out control of women as a fundamental precept of Islamism, immediately the core hollows out making it susceptible to real progress.
Say what you want in condemnation of the brutal rulers of Arabia, all is well deserved and then some.
However, common sense and fairness warrant one has to also applaud steps the same brutal rulers take in the right direction.
On the 40 th anniversary of mass murderer Khomeini returning to Iran and establishing his ruinous, uber-misogynistic and unreformable Islamist fascism, having Mariah Carey performing a live concert in Jeddah with unveiled Arab women attending is not only a stark contrast, it is a fantastic news.
Airtight sanctions - which includes oil - a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.